Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:03 PM
fleur-de-lisa (2,746 posts)
Say what you will about CNN but . . .
their election coverage is amazing. I just went to their website to check the results of the presidential race in Florida (they haven't called it yet, still processing results) . . . so much data, and in very easy to read graphics! Check out this website . . .
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Say what you will about CNN but . . . (Original post)
Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:55 PM
brush (9,508 posts)
10. I don't know about that
Satellite Radio was way ahead of CNN TV in their projections. My wife and I traveled across Las Vegas to a watch party and listened to the "Talk Left" station on Sirius and by the time we got to the party they were projecting that the president had 243 electoral votes versus Romney's 183. When we got in the party at 6:45 pm they had CNN on (ugh) because they "wanted real, straight, unbiased reporting." I thought to myself at the time that these folks were living in the past when CNN was still owned by Ted Turner and Bernard Shaw was still the anchor. Anyway, their projections were so far behind the radio. They had Romney at 72 electoral votes and the President at 62. And those figures stayed the same for a long time as they drew out their telecast to keep the suspense going I guess. I mentioned to the host and a few people what the radio had reported and to maybe change the channel to MCNBC but to no avail until later in the evening when a TV in the another room was switched to MSNBC. Funny they were also still behind the radio but better than CNN. MSNBC did call the election for the President way before CNN did though at about 8:20 PM. We all started cheering in the one room and rushed to tell the stubborn CNN watchers what they were missing. And CNN didn't declare the President the winner for another few minutes. Even FOX beat them by a couple of minutes. So, as we all know here at DU, CNN is wack.
Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #12)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:14 AM
brush (9,508 posts)
13. Okay . . .
. . . but they're TV coverage, which most people mean when they criticize CNN, was late. And even beaten by FOX in declaring the President the winner.